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RESCHEDULED: 2020 Seattle Inspire Luncheon

Start Date
12:00 pm
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End Date
1:30 pm
The Westin Seattle
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Valerie Jarrett
Important: the 2020 Seattle Inspire Luncheon has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 10. The event will still be at the Westin Seattle, with keynote speaker Valerie Jarrett. Tickets already purchased for the original date will be transferred to the new date automatically.

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YWCA COVID-19 Updates

May 26, 2020 Blog Post
Current news and updates about the impact of the public health crisis on YWCA's programs. Last updated: May 26, 2020 at 4:45 p.m.

Barriers to Equity for Sheltering at Home

May 26, 2020 Blog Post
Right now, one of the most important ways we can all keep our community healthy and safe is by staying home. However, systemic injustices that prevent someone from staying home safely reveal the broken systems and long-standing equity barriers in our society.

Home As the Foundation of Equity

May 20, 2020 Blog Post
All last year, YWCA brought a traveling tapestry to community events, inviting supporters to add the names of women who inspire them. Many of the strips of cloth added to the tapestry weren’t the names of historical figures and famous trailblazers, but of mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, suggesting that the promise of an equitable future starts right in the home.

Organizing in Place

May 14, 2020 Blog Post
With the COVID-19 crisis disrupting life and highlighting inequities, many people are wondering how they can help support work like YWCA’s at this time. Given the current “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” mandate, we brainstormed a few ways you can stay connected with YWCA’s mission and support our essential work from where you are.

Workplace Philanthropy Creates Equity

April 15, 2020 Blog Post
Creating equity at work can take many forms. Changing hiring practices, elevating staff of color to positions of power, as well as meetings structured around equitable decision-making can all root your workplace in social justice. Creating equity at work also means elevating the needs of historically marginalized communities. Learn how a local brewery and industry association did just that.